Some knitting success, finally!

I’ve knit “5” sweaters in the last 2 years. I have one to show for it. Two of them were just straight up failures, another one I knit the first half of 3 times (so, actually 1.5 sweaters…) before admitting I didn’t have enough yarn to finish, even with my modifications. I finally had a success, though, and I am very happy with it!

I present to you the Pumpkin Pie Sweater. Yum! Freija pattern from twistcollective (and on my Ravelry), knit with Briar Rose Glory Days in a yummy pumpkin pie colorway. I had some trouble with the buttons (bad choice, still hard to find the buttonholes, and a sleeve mod caused the neck buttons to wander off to the back of my neck instead of staying in the front!), but the sweater fits great, is super warm and soft and squishy and I just adore it!

I also made a hat for my partner. Well, I made him two hats. One that wasn’t so great (too loose, not very warm, and flared like a hat for a woman) knit in two color brioche with Noro sock (Rav link):

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And one that turned out awesome (Rav link)! Super warm and a nice dark, manly colorway. I stranded Debbie Bliss Pure Cashmere with Lola Handpaint so there would be an entire layer of cashmere on the inside (the floats), so it’s very warm and very soft!

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Aaaaannnnnd, I finally finished the August pattern from the Knitspot Fall in Full Color 2011 knitting club. Yep, 16 months later, I knit a scarf. A not-so-great before-blocking photo (Rav link):